Your contributions help us maintain our place of worship and our community outreach programs .
First Metropolitan United Church is a large, active community that reflects its calling to love, honour, worship and serve God through programs that reach inward to foster spiritual growth and outward to help meet the needs of our neighbours and others in the world beyond. It is through the contributions of you, our members, adherents and friends that we can live out that calling. Your support allows us to maintain the wide array of programs we presently offer, add new programs to serve urgent, emerging needs within the church and community, and to update our church facility to meet existing and future use.
Whether it is your regular or one-time financial contribution, your support enables us to offer programs such as:
- Livestreaming of Sunday services
- monthly Inner City Dinners for those living on social assistance
- Weekly Out of the Rain shelter for homeless youth in the winter months
- wellness programs such as yoga, Tai Chi, and Healing Pathways
- Support groups and health advocacy services
- Children’s programs and summer day camps
Tax receipts are issued at the end of each year for all donations.
Under the Income Tax Act, a taxpayer is entitled to a tax credit in respect of donations made to a number of organizations. Gifts of $200 and less will produce a tax credit at the rate of 17%. If gifts exceed $200 in a year, the excess will give rise to a credit at the rate of 29%. The credit rate is multiplied by the amount of the gift/donation and the product is then deducted the tax otherwise payable. The value of the credit is effectively increased by about 50% when provincial tax is taken into account. (from the “Canadian Book of Charities,” 2004)
Both First Metropolitan United Church and the First Metropolitan United Church Foundation are charities registered under the Income Tax Act and is therefore eligible to issue official donation receipts. You may view the church’s contact information and Registered Charity Information Return, which includes financial information and activities by clicking on the name of the church or foundation.